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  • Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up

    Maryland health exchange enrollment continues to tick up
    The Maryland health exchange, where uninsured and underinsured can buy insurance, reported that 26,832 people have enrolled through the website for private coverage as of Jan. 25. That's up 1,655 from last week's report. Another 1,800 people were...
  • Maryland's health exchange site running more smoothly, users say

    Maryland's health exchange site running more smoothly, users say
    Even as work continues to mend the state's health exchange, enrollment of uninsured Marylanders is going more smoothly and a marketing push is set to get underway, users and state officials said Wednesday. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday that he...
  • Enrollments on Md. health exchange jump, though site still glitchy

    Enrollments on Md. health exchange jump, though site still glitchy
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday that 42,589 people had signed up for insurance through the state's health exchange as of Dec. 21 — a jump of almost 13,000 people in a week — but the faster clip of sign-ups was temporarily stymied by more...
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it. As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
  • Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown

    Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown
    The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, according to experts assessing elections in 2014 and beyond....
  • New health care landscape

    New health care landscape
    It was a year of significant changes in how health care is delivered in Maryland. Here are some highlights: Rocky rollout for Obamacare Years of effort preparing for the Affordable Care Act culminated with the opening of state and federal health...
  • Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage

    Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage
    While residents rushed to make a Friday deadline to get coverage under Obamacare starting next year, at least one consumer group warned that glitches would prevent some from buying a health plan on time. Consumers had until midnight Friday to buy private...
  • Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies

    Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies
    When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The Columbia-based health care technology...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Dropped insurance coverage was no good anyway

     Dropped insurance coverage was no good anyway
    These "insurance" plans that are being canceled because of Obamacare are no better than scam insurance policies ("Obama 'sorry' for health insurance cancellations," Nov. 7). As these stories are examined more closely by journalists, we are seeing a...
  • Equality for mental illness

    Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
  • Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say
    When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy. But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....